• (British, America) IPA: /ˈfɪzɪkəl/


  1. Having to do with the body.
    Are you feeling any physical effects?
  2. Having to do with the material world.
    • Labour, in the physical world, is […] employed in putting objects in motion.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 1, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
    It's not so much a physical place as a state of mind.
  3. Involving bodily force.
    This team plays a very physical game, so watch out.
  4. Having to do with physics.
    The substance has a number of interesting physical properties.
  5. (computing) Not virtual; directly corresponding to [[hardware operation.]]
  6. (obsolete) Relating to physic, or medicine; medicinal; curative; also, cathartic; purgative.
    • Physical herbs.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Ivlivs Cæsar”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene ii]:
      Is Brutus sick? and is it physical / To walk unbraced, and suck up the humours / Of the dank morning?
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physical (plural physicals)

  1. Physical examination.
    How long has it been since your last physical?
    Synonyms: checkup, check-up
  • French: visite médicale, check-up
  • Portuguese: revisão
  • Russian: медосмо́тр
  • Spanish: revisación

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